IMMAF CONTINENTAL EVENTS BECOME MORE INFLUENTIAL THAN EVER AHEAD OF 2018 IMMAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Pictured: 2017 European Open, Light-Heavyweight medallists – Gold: Anton Turkalj (Sweden), Silver: Kubaibergen Toleubayev (Kazakhstan), Bronze: Pawel  Zakrzewski (Poland), Bronze: Imad Hoayek (Lebanon). Since the event’s inception in 2014, the annual IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA have achieved continuous growth. In 2017, the IMMAF World Championships saw record participation…

President’s message: Flying the flag for IMMAF at the Arnold Sports Festival

The inaugural IMMAF Oceania Open Championships concluded in Melbourne, Australia, on March 18 in partnership with the Arnold Sports Festival, Australia’s biggest multi-sport event. The new continental championships event represented the vibrant competitive platform for amateur mixed martial artists that IMMAF continues to roll out and build upon, worldwide. National…

2018 IMMAF Oceania Open Championships

  In 2018, things only get bigger and better. We will see further growth to the events calendar. We start the year by heading to the sporting capital of Australia, Melbourne, for the inaugural IMMAF Oceania Open.

India and Mexico jump on Oceania Open opportunity

Both India and Mexico will be among the international pool of nations making the long trip to compete at the inaugural IMMAF Oceania Open Championships in Melbourne, Australia, in collaboration with the Arnold Sports Festival from 16-18 March. Both nations capped off 2017 with promising results and historic breakthroughs. At the…

Japanese trio targets IMMAF Oceania Open titles

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran In just over two week’s time, the Japanese trio of Kohei Maeda, Reo Yamaguchi and Teruhiko Kato will challenge to claim three titles for their country at the inaugural IMMAF Oceania Open Championships. 22-year-old Maeda (pictured) will lead team Japan’s campaign in Melbourne as the senior…

Golden Mouthguard winner David Rivera back in action for Panama at IMMAF Oceania Open

Pictured: SAFEJAWZ co-founder George Dyer presents David Rivera with the Golden Mouthguard Award. By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Panama’s David Rivera is set to enter his second international championship tournament under the IMMAF banner, the 23-year-old now being confirmed for the Men’s Bantamweight division of the 2018 IMMAF Oceania Open Championships…

Australia confirms athletes for IMMAF Oceania Open team

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation of Australia (IMMAFA) has confirmed the first five athletes set to represent the nation on home soil when Australia hosts the 2018 IMMAF Oceania Open Championships, from 16-18 March at the Arnold Sports Festival in Melbourne. Athlete registration closes on…

The inaugural Oceania Open will be the start of another regional legacy

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran The region of Oceania will host its first international IMMAF championships in March when Australia launches the 2018 Oceania Open Championships in Melbourne. For back-to-back years the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation of Australia (IMMAFA) has staged its annual national championships in collaboration with the…